Find out why your mouth feels funny while eating pineapples

Freshly cut pineapples are the best fruit to eat on a hot day and it’s packed with vitamins and minerals, but have you noticed after the fifth slice or so, your tongue starts feeling funny?

Don’t be alarmed, but the enzymes in your pineapple is digesting the skin inside your mouth – it’s literally eating you (YIKES!) Don’t worry, our bodies regenerates the skin in our mouth.

 

But what are these enzymes? According to spoonuniversity.com  Pineapple is the only food known to contain bromelain, an enzyme that digests protein. The truth is, pineapple hurts to eat because bromelain is digesting the tender skin inside of your mouth.

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Bromelain when isolated and concentrated – is commonly used as a meat tenderizer (your tongue = meat). “In supplement form, it is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties,” said spoonuniversity writer, Rose Gerber.

Although the pineapple has some weird enzymes that eat away at our tongue, they are delicious and extremely good for our health – watch this video and find out why:

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Lauren Beukes
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